How To Create A Competitive Medical App

how to create competitive medical apps

Various mHealth apps have gained huge popularity within the last few years thanks to the large number of opportunities they offer. The best mHealth apps have gained huge popularity within the last few years thanks to the large number of opportunities they offer. The best mHealth apps address different needs with only a few clicks. First of all, there are mobile apps for hospitals that help healthcare centers to manage their workflow and provide better treatment to their patients. Secondly, there are apps dedicated specially to doctors to help them grow their expertise, share knowledge with fellow colleagues and also receive professional advice from peers. At last there are apps for patients such as drug reference apps, fitness app and so on. 

There are good and decent medical apps as well as poorly executed ones. Prominent apps have the most number of users and downloads because they offer users immediate solutions for their needs, possess the key features and follow the main principles of how every medical app should be built. 

mHealth apps can be categorized in different ways, but the most common categorization is the following one: 

1) Healthy Lifestyle Apps

This apps mostly belong to the category of fitness apps, but one can hardly argue that leading a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your body by staying fit doesn't positively influence on a person's physical and mental state. 

2) Reminder Apps

They exist to send users timely notifications when to take pills or see the doctor. Reminder apps are great and simple, just what busy people need in order to follow their treatment properly. 

3) Diagnostic Apps

These apps provide users with an access to their lab results and their medical records that are available online. 

4) Remote Monitoring Apps

These apps are mostly designed for doctors. With the help of such apps medical professionals can monitor their patients’ state (heartbeat, blood pressure, oxygen levels) in real time. Remote monitoring app are vital for doctors who have patients with long-term illnesses. 

How To Build Your Medicap App The Right Way 

First of all a medical app must be simple to use without incomprehensible or difficult features. User-friendly interface, a fundamental for every mobile application, leads to a positive user experience. Minimalist design helps to draw users’ attention to the app’s main features and not to get overwhelmed with the bright and excessive colors or uncalled animated elements. You can study the designs of your competitors’ apps to get the right idea. Be sure not to copy their features, but offer your own unique solution and make it your winning point. 

Mote that it’s more important for a medical app to demonstrate a high level of performance and security, rather than trying to impress users with fancy but non-functional features. Remember that the positive user experience leads to an increase in downloads and nice comments in the review section. Therefore make the UI/EX of your app productive and well-presented. 

The design of notifications are also very important if your app serves as a reminder app or a tracker. It especially makes sense to differentiate different types of notifications within one app (reminder to take a pill and not to miss the upcoming appointment at the doctor’s). Choose different colors or fonts for this purpose.

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